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Windows 11 preview comes with a new acrylic widget and context menus

Today, Microsoft launches Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.71 for the Dev channel. It seems that the company will not use many new features through the Windows Insider program. It looks like what we have is what we’ll get, with the exception of some already announced features that are still missing, such as Teams integration and Android app support.

Windows 11 entertainment widget

For preview of Windows 11 2000.71, there are some minor changes. There is a new entertainment widget that you can add to the new widget section. You can select a movie from it and it will take you to the Microsoft Store. Of course, no streaming box supports Microsoft’s platform unless you have an Xbox, so forget about buying on your PC and watching TV.

Windows 11 acrylic context menus

The content menus change, as they now use acrylic material. Taskbar previews are also finally updated with the Windows 11 look, so they have rounded corners.

It’s about it for the new features of this building. Again, it seems that Microsoft is back to its standard method of squeezing out Windows Insider Previews that really have nothing exciting. Still, it’s the road to the release of a new operating system.

As usual, there are a whole bunch of repairs:

Windows 11 preview build 22000.71 repairs

  • Taskbar:
    • We solved a problem where if you drag app icons on the taskbar to rearrange them, it was that the apps were started or minimized when you released the icon.
    • By using a long press on an app icon in the taskbar to open the jump list, it should now work.
    • After right-clicking the Start icon in the taskbar, you should click somewhere else now to reject the menu more reliably.
    • Shift + Right-click on an app icon in the taskbar will now bring up the window menu as it used to and not the jump list.
    • We have addressed an issue that caused the mouse to move slowly when hovering over the taskbar preview.
    • We have included the solution to a problem when using multiple desktops where an app icon in the taskbar can give the appearance that multiple windows are open when this was not the case on the desktop.
    • When using Amharic IME, you should no longer see an unexpected X next to the IME icon in the taskbar.
    • The question of if you click on the input indicator on the taskbar and it would unexpectedly highlight Quick Settings is resolved.
    • When you hover over the task view, the desktop preview flow will no longer reappear after using Esc to reject them.
    • We created a solution to resolve an issue where explorer.exe may crash after hovering over the Task View icon in the taskbar.
    • We solved a problem where the selected date in the calendar flow was not synchronized with the date in the taskbar.
    • We did an update to address a scenario that resulted in some insiders not seeing the lunar calendar text in the calendar when it was enabled in Settings.
    • This flight addressed a problem that could unexpectedly make the background of the taskbar transparent.
    • Right-clicking on the focus assistant icon on the taskbar should now display a context menu.
    • The question from the previous flight where icons in the taskbar corner were crushed towards the top of the taskbar has been addressed.
    • The tooltip for the location in the use icon in the taskbar should no longer appear blank sometimes.
  • Settings:
    • We resolved an issue with Settings crashing on a regular basis.
    • Using the volume mixer sliders in sound settings should be more responsive now, as well as the page response as a whole.
    • We resolved an issue that resulted in Disk and Volumes Settings’ resize option being cut.
    • There was a non-functional verification link under Backup settings – this has been fixed.
    • The Power and Battery Settings page should no longer report that battery savers are engaged in it.
    • The Power and Battery Settings page should also not crash when started from Quick Settings.
    • We fixed a grammatical error in the Login Settings text.
    • The “I forgot my PIN” link was unexpectedly missing in Login settings when a PIN was set up and is now returned.
    • The issue where the Move option under Apps and Features in Settings did not work reliably should be addressed in this building.
    • We’ve fixed an issue where some of the colors in Settings did not update after switching between dark and light mode, leaving illegible text.
    • We have done something to improve the performance of Settings when switching between light and dark mode.
    • We raised an issue where some of the items on the Themes page in Settings would end up crowded when the window size was small.
    • We solved a problem where the pen menu was turned on under Taskbar settings were not synchronized with the actual state of the function.
    • Changes made to “Reject notification after this time” in Accessibility settings should now persist.
    • Some of the icons you can enable in Taskbar Settings were incorrectly marked Windows Explorer, even if that’s not what they were – this should now be fixed.
    • Connect to the text in Quick Settings is updated to say Cast.
  • File Explorer:
    • If you click the command line button twice, you should now close the drop-down menu that appeared.
    • The new command line should now appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options> View.
    • This release fixes an issue where right-clicking a file and selecting Open with> Select another app can launch the file in the default app instead of opening the Open with dialog box.
    • Solved a desktop problem and the File Explorer context menu would stop launching.
  • Search:
    • We’ve resolved an issue where the option to verify your account in Search did not work.
    • When you hover the mouse pointer over the search icon on a secondary screen, the flight output is displayed on the correct screen.
    • Search should now work if you open Start and start typing after going to the app list and back.
  • Widgets:
    • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar and Task Updates should sync faster down to the widgets.
    • We addressed an issue where adding multiple widgets quickly from the widget settings may cause some widgets to be invisible on the whiteboard.
    • We fixed a bug where widgets could all get stuck in load mode (blank squares in the window).
    • The traffic module should now follow Windows mode (light or dark).
    • The title of the sports widget should no longer be inconsistent with the contents of the widget.
  • Other:
    • This building addresses an issue where ALT + Tab got stuck a few times after you released the keys and had to be manually rejected.
    • We did a solution to a problem where the narrator focus did not end up on the emoji panel after using the hotkey to open it.
    • The lens view of the magnifying glass has been updated so that the lens now has rounded corners.
    • We found a problem that had a significant impact on the Start launch reliability of some Insiders, and have addressed it with this flight.
    • We have updated the “Most Used” text in the app list above the Start menu so that it is no longer clipped.
    • Using semantic zoom in the Start app list should no longer push the list down and to the right outside the edge of the window.
    • We solved a problem where if you pressed WIN + Z, you had to press Tab before you could use the arrow key to navigate through the snap layouts.
    • We addressed an issue where an acrylic area could remain on the screen after snapping a window with touch repeatedly.
    • We have done something to reduce an unexpected flash when you move a snap window with touch.
    • We made a change to help window edges with a little more contrast when “Show accent color on title bars and window edges” was turned off.

And of course, there are a whole bunch of known issues.

Windows 11 preview build 22000.71 known issues

  • [REMINDER] When you upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10, or when you install an update to Windows 11, some features may be phased out or removed. See details here.
  • Start:
    • In some cases, you may not be able to enter text when using Start From Search or the taskbar. If you experience the problem, press WIN + R on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog box and close it.
    • Based on feedback, we’re working to add WIN + X access keys so you can do things like “WIN + XM” to start Device Manager. Insiders may see this functionality in this release, but we are currently investigating an issue where the option is sometimes unexpectedly unavailable.
  • Taskbar:
    • There is a problem in this building where Explorer.exe crashes when the date and time button on the taskbar are clicked to access new alerts with Focus Assist turned off. The solution to this is to activate Focus assist in priority or alarm mode. Note that when Focus Assistant is turned on, pop-ups will not appear, but they will be in the notification center when opened.
    • The taskbar will sometimes flicker when you change the input method.
    • Taskbar preview can draw partially off-screen.
  • Settings:
    • When you launch the Settings app, a short green flash may appear.
    • When you use quick settings to change the availability settings, the settings interface may not save the selected mode.
    • The button to rename your PC does not work in this building. If necessary, this can be done using sysdm.cpl.
    • The settings crash when you click “Face Detection (Windows Hello)” under Login Settings if Windows Hello is already configured.
    • Reset this PC and the back buttons in Settings> System> Restore do not work. Reset and reset can be accessed from the Windows Recovery Environment by selecting System> Recovery> Advanced startup and pressing Start again. When in Windows Recovery, select Troubleshooting.
      • Select Reset this PC to perform a reset.
      • To perform a reset, select Advanced Options> Uninstall Updates> Uninstall Latest Feature Update.
  • File Explorer:
    • Explorer.exe crashes in a loop for insiders who use the Turkish display language when the battery charge is 100%.
    • When you right-click on the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off-screen.
    • Clicking on a desktop icon or pop-up menu entry may cause the wrong item to be selected.
  • Search:
    • After clicking the search icon on the taskbar, the search panel may not open. If this happens, restart the “Windows Explorer” process and reopen the search panel.
    • When you hover the mouse over the search icon on the taskbar, recent searches may not appear. To resolve this issue, restart your PC.
    • The search panel may look black and show no content below the search box.
  • Widgets:
    • The widget tray may appear blank. To resolve this issue, log off and then log on again.
    • Launching links from the module board may not require apps in the foreground.
    • Widgets can be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC screen first and then launch on your secondary screens.
  • Shop:
    • The installation button may not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
    • Ratings and reviews are not available for any apps.
  • Windows security:
    • Device Security unexpectedly states “Standard hardware security is not supported” for supported hardware insiders.
    • “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart your PC.
  • Location:
    • This is an issue where some Insiders may be missing translations from the user experience for a small subset of languages ​​running the latest Insider Preview versions. To confirm if you have been affected, go to this answer forum and follow the remediation steps.

If you are on the Dev channel, you can get Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.71 through Windows Update. To register your Windows 10 PC, go to Settings -> Update and Security -> Windows Insider Program to get started. Of course, you need a PC that meets the new system requirements. If you’re waiting for Windows 11 to arrive on the Beta Channel, it should arrive this month.

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